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Address: , Kansas City, MO 64108
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Activities: Drinking, Nightlife
Description: Historic district of Kansas City filled with renovated buildings, museums...
Historic district of Kansas City filled with renovated buildings, museums and a performing arts center.
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This a wonderful area refurbished so all should come and enjoy. Many attractions including Jazz Hall of Fame and Negro Players Hall of Fame. The area has some very nice retro bars... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Olathe, Kansas
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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This a wonderful area refurbished so all should come and enjoy. Many attractions including Jazz Hall of Fame and Negro Players Hall of Fame. The area has some very nice retro bars and restaurants. Come and experience some of what Kansas City was and now is.

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Be sure to check out the Jazz (and Negro Leagues Baseball) Museums. This is the 18th and Vine area made famous in the "Goin' to Kansas City" song

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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405 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Historically interesting area of Kansas City, primarily focusing on jazz music. During the day a walk up and down the block offers a few choices for lunch, the American Jazz Museum, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (housed in the same building.) Beautiful murals in the neighborhood depict various aspects of African-American history. At night there's usually something going on... More 

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Boston,MA
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217 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a up and coming community that diminished and now Kansas city is revitalizing it. Its colorful and fun with plenty of things to do. You can park and walk and there's no limit to the neat things that you'll find on this short walk. Really awesome.

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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Don't go here during the day! We wouldn't get out of the car! We heard more things are going on during the evening. We thought it sounded pretty good, but left very disappointed.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The only bad thing I have to say about this festival was that they didnt serve Ribs this year. Other than that we were thrilled to listen to Bobby Lyle, Pieces of a Dream, Maysa, and Con Funk Shun. The food in the VIP section was superb and plentiful. Great vendors selling really unique items as well as all types... More 

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Islip, New York
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great museum....full of history... Recommended to any jazz buff. Several displays of Charlie Parker, Lou Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Attached to the Blue Room. Great Jazz music on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I live locally in kansas city, and know that there are certain places you dont want to find yourself at night, 18th and vine is one of those places. While, downtown kansas city (main street/broadway) are safe, I would be weary to venture too far away from those areas.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Good variety of music besides jazz & blues but what activity and warm greetings. Have made it a regular stop.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Not a good experience. Not enough porter potties. Hard to hear the band. Food vendors ran out of food

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